The Ultimate Chicken-Fighter: Thai standout Thongchai torn between gambling and GLORY

According to Sitsongpeenong Gym owner Tim Dharmajiva, his fighter Thongchai would be “unstoppable if he had even half the motivation that [his team mate] Sittichai does”. Instead, the new GLORY welterweight’s focus is elsewhere: he is obsessed with gambling on chicken-fights, a popular pastime in working-class Thailand. Dharmajiva is hoping the Thai army can straighten him out.

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